Who knew that a trip to the West Coast, was going to result in a new local business opening in Lunenburg County and serving all of Atlantic Canada…but that’s exactly what happened to Marlean and the late Robert Rhodenizer… when they were on vacation over 20 years ago. After visiting the Murphy Wall-Bed dealer Marlean and Bob came home and Hide & Sleep Beds Ltd was born, where they began designing and manufacturing the authentic Murphy Wall-Beds for all Atlantic Canada.
Hide & Sleep Beds was established as a family business in 1995 and continues to this day with Marlean, her daughter Debbie and her husband Sterling Zwicker all working together in their office and production facility in beautiful Barss Corner. Over the years they participated in over 150 home shows all over the Maritimes and have enjoyed assisting their customers with the design, delivery and installation of their Murphy Wall-Beds.
What is a Murphy Wall-Bed…you may be wondering? A Murphy Wall-Bed includes a standard sized mattress that tilts effortlessly away into its own cabinet using a spring system, for either residential or commercial use . They can turn any room instantly into a place to sleep, thereby creating a dual-purpose room. Your home-office, spare room or yoga studio can quickly transform into a place for guests.
After bringing Hide & Sleep Beds to Lunenburg County in 1995, the demand became so high, that five years later it became clear to the Rhodenizer’s that they were going to need their own facility. Designed by Bob and located across from the farmhouse where they used to live and raised their family, is now the showroom and production facility for all the Murphy Wall-Beds that are ordered in Atlantic Canada.
You begin by selecting the bed size, frame and orientation, then moving on to the finish. Then you have options to choose side cabinets, accessories, handles, molding, lighting and more! Marlean and the staff are there to answer your questions and assist you with the design as you work together to ensure the right fit is made for your space and requirements.
The cabinets are 16-18″ in-depth and simply attach to your present wall with two L-brackets and four small screws. The weight of the bed is controlled completely by two sets of springs which are attached on either side of the gables. Murphy Wall-Bed hardware systems are European-engineered to the highest standards and this authentic trademark mechanism has a lifetime warranty
What a perfect fit for those looking to downsize, but still need a space for the grand kids to sleep-over. Or for the cottage lovers who have frequent weekend guests and not enough beds. In the age of minimalism, down-sizing, tiny homes and more…it seems as if Murphy Wall-Beds have been ahead their time… as far as recognizing the need for people to re-purpose spaces in their homes, cottages or office.
Murphy Wall-Beds are practical in simple form or can be made into elaborate and unique units. They are available in twin, double or queen size. In addition to having Hide &Sleep Beds build, deliver and install your bed, another option is to purchase the hardware kits and build your own.
I was so inspired by my visit with Marlean and love their vision and drive to bring the Hide &Sleep Beds business here, all those years ago. Seeing it continue on…in the middle of beautiful farm country…is just one of the things that makes living in Lunenburg County so appealing.
If you would like more info about Hide & Sleep Beds you can check out their website, or send them an email at email@example.com or call them Toll Free at 1-800-344-2021.
*This post has been sponsored by Hide &Sleep Beds but all opinions are my own.